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ACRC introduces Korea’s Anti-Corruption Policies to Minister of Fight against Corruption

Date
07-12-2021

ACRC introduces Korea’s Anti-Corruption Policies to Minister of Fight against Corruption of Côte d'Ivoire

 

- ACRC explained digital technology use in combating public sector corruption-

 

  • On November 9, at the Government Complex, Sejong, the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC, Chairperson Jeon Hyun-Heui) introduced Korea’s Anti-Corruption policies and instruments to Minister Zoro Bi Ballo of the Promotion of Good Governance and Capacity Building in the Fight against Corruption (Ministry of Fight against Corruption) of Côte d'Ivoire, explaining digital technology use to tackle public sector corruption.

     

  • Côte d'Ivoire, located on the coast of western Africa, created the Ministry of Fight against Corruption this year to actively push forward policies to remove corruption in the public sector. Its main strategy is to digitize administrative system, with introducing an online corruption report system and etc.

     

    Minister Zoro Bi Ballo, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Côte d'Ivoire this year, visited the ACRC to learn Korean government’s experiences of advancing digital administrative system in the fight against corruption.

     

    ACRC Vice Chairperson Lee Jung-hee met and explained Korea’s major anti-corruption policies positively recognized by the global community such as the UN, OECD, and G20 to Minister Zoro Bi Ballo, who visited the ACRC, Korea’s anti-corruption policy governing agency.

     

  • Minister Zoro Bi Ballo said, “The government of Côte d'Ivoire has set anti-corruption and good governance as the first priority in government policies, and I hope that Korea’s experiences of implementing effective anti-corruption policies and instruments such as Public Interest Reporter Protection System could be applied in Côte d'Ivoire.”

     

  • At the policy briefing meeting that follows, the ACRC explained its online corruption and public interest report system, stressing that through a thorough upgrading in March this year, the Clean Portal automates classification of reports and provides assistance in report-filing, and thereby enables convenient reporting for everyone. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety and Korea Customs Office also attended the session to present Korea’s digitalized administrative services and digital customs services.

     

  • Vice Chairperson Lee Jung-hee said, “We are appreciated that Côte d'Ivoire has visited the ACRC with its strong will to end corruption and aim to learn Korean government’s digitalized administrative system.”

     

    He added, “ACRC will make more efforts to strengthen anti-corruption cooperation with Côte d'Ivoire by inviting Anti-Corruption Training Course for Foreign Public Officials by ACRC Anti-Corruption Training Institute.”